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Since we have been cautioned about interacting with others anywhere, anytime we are forced to spend most of our time hunkered down in the house.

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Have you ever wondered about all these days, weeks and months that we have to recognize some organization or government project or “National Day of Awareness?”

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Today’s cops have a big, visible target on their backs in case you haven’t noticed — oh, well of course you have — and it’s creating some serious angst in the law enforcement community.

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Thanksgiving is a federally mandated day of warmth and family togetherness and we are obliged to participate or endure 12 months of ostracization, vilification and worse.

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I ran into a gentleman some time ago who was wearing a button on his shirt that said “Hug me I’m a veteran,” so I approached him and gave him a little hug.

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Halloween is coming and with it all the fun of carved pumpkins and sliced fingers plus sitting around the house at night watching old horror flicks and scaring the bejeebers out of each other.

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I was walking around the other day, minding my own business, when I spotted a guy dangling off the side of a bridge.

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I got some really good news in the last few days and, since really good news is pretty hard to come by these days I thought I’d share it with you.

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Abraham Lincoln said “Let the people know the truth and the country will be safe” — wise words of a wise man.

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Most of us will celebrate the Fourth of July on Thursday with picnics, cookouts, family get-togethers and the oohs and aahs of fireworks displays. We don’t give much thought to the significance of the day; just another day off.

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I have talked to a lot of different people from other countries many times, but never moreso than when we were out of the country for a couple of weeks.

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Have you heard about the wailing and gnashing of teeth over President Trump taking a few days off and going down to Florida to play a little golf? With Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Lexi Thompson and Rory McIlroy to name just a few?

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We are fast approaching that time of year when patriotism begins to become more visible; Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day seem to expose our patriotic spirit. But not for everyone.

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Have you ever bought a lottery ticket? If the winnings are particularly high, say $400 million or so and up, many of us might splurge and buy a ticket or two because, well, you never know.

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Every year, as winter wanes, a curious ailment spreads across the country.

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We hear that the national debt is over $22 TRILLION and it just rolls off our backs; so what? Trillion, schmillion — the numbers are just too huge to resonate; a meaningless string of zeros.

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I saw a survey or poll of college graduates in 2016 who subscribe to socialism over capitalism.

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Can you imagine anything more ridiculous than the latest round of midterm campaigns? Can you think of one good idea that was proposed by any candidate in any state about any solutions to the country’s myriad problems?

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Today’s cops have a big, visible target on their backs in case you haven’t noticed — oh, well of course you have — and it’s creating some serious angst in the law enforcement community.

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The one constant in life is change. It may be a slowly evolving change (see Darwin), instantaneous (see Enola Gay) or pocket change (see sofa cushion) scattered on the nightstand but, in any event, we are always going to have some change.

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We Americans always wait until about a week or so before Christmas to seriously shop. Procrastination is in our blood. We make lists, discard lists and make lists of lists. So now we’ve got our final, final list and we are ready to shop!

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We were on lunch break and winding down a week in the field. It was an officer’s communication school and we were looking forward to the weekend and the final week of classes.

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Halloween is coming and with it all the fun of carved pumpkins and sliced fingers and the plus of sitting around watching an old Twilight Zone starring Maxine Waters and Eric Holder in “When they go low, we kick ‘em.”

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Like many curious humans, I was interested in where I came from, who my ancestors were, and what is the makeup and origin of my Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).

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